The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference has a tradition of encouraging and supporting the most promising new and young writers in America. In The New American Poets, Michael Collier puts into published form the results of this honorable, important, and successful tradition with selections from over fifty poets representing a wide range of schools, styles, and voices. Poets included are those under forty or those who have published a first book in the last five years. The inspired result is the first, most comprehensive collection of its kind.
About the Author
MICHAEL COLLIER is Director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and Professor of English at University of Maryland. He is author of four books of poetry, including The Ledge (Houghton Mifflin, 2000) and The Folded Heart (1989). He is editor of The Wesleyan Tradition: Four Decades of American Poetry and coeditor, with Stanley Plumly, of The New Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (1999).
Table of Contents
Elizabeth Alexander, Craig Arnold, Mary Jo Bang, Erin Belieu, Molly Bendall, Donald Berger, David Biespiel, Richard Blanco, Nick Carbó, Anne Caston, A. V. Christie, Lesley Dauer, Olena Kalytiak Davis, Debra Kang Dean, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Roger Fanning, Julie Fay, Nick Flynn, Chris Forhan, David Gewanter, Maurice Kilwein Guevara, James Harms, Allison Joseph, Laura Kasischke, James Kimbrell, Mary Leader, M. Loncar, James Longenbach, Shara McCallum, Campbell McGrath, Valerie Martínez, Khaled Mattawa, Jane Mead, Joe Osterhaus, Alan Michael Parker, Carl Phillips, D. A. Powell, Claudia Rankine, Barbara Ras, Martha Rhodes, Katrina Roberts, Matthew Rohrer, Marisa de los Santos, Edgar Silex, Jason Sommer, Juliana Spahr, Adrienne Su, Daniel Tobin, Ann Townsend, Pimone Triplett, Reetika Vazirani, Karen Volkman, Anthony Walton, Joe Wenderoth, Greg Williamson, Mark Wunderlich